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Not AroundMe

So on my drive up to Philly, around Salsbury MD, I decided that I wanted some coffee, along the lines of a “Triple Venti Mocha”, but I wanted something besides Starbucks (FYI there is a grand total of 1 Starbucks on the eastern shore). So I grabbed my handy iPhone and launched “AroundMe” and looked up coffee, digging thru the many Dunkin Donuts, there were several choices. Two were way out of my way, one was right off the freeway, but it was closed weekends, and the two others that were listed were/are apparently out of business, phone disconnected. I decided to extend the the search further North, when the only thing that pops up is the Starbucks in Seaford, the same Starbucks that closed about 6 months ago.
This puts my faith in “AroundMe” in question, as the one time I really needed it, going to try a few lookups around areas I know and try again, but 6 month old data makes me question the data.

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Yucky Starbucks…

I go to starbucks probably a lot… Enough that I get at least one of those survey receipts a week, once I got 4 or 5 in a week… The thing I’ve noticed is that I never get one of those surveys at a YUCKY Starbucks, but I’ve also noticed that I end up getting duplicate receipts at the yucky stores…

I thought that they closed all the stores for the night a couple weeks ago to re-train all their employees on how to make a proper cup of coffee, apparently the staff of the Falls Church Starbucks I visited the other day didn’t get the memo on the training, and I received the worst drink I have ever had at a Starbucks.
So I left the following at the Starbucks Customer Service Site

This store has to be the WORST starbucks on the planet, and I will NEVER return to this store again. 
The person at the register was to busy chatting to what appeared to be an employee that had just stopped by, one person was acting busy polishing stainless steel, and avoiding eye contact to help.  The “Barista” was clueless, I’ve had better drinks out of machines at WAWA….
I walked in the store at 3:14 there was 1 person ahead of me in line, and I walked out of the store at 3:22, seven minutes to get 3 drinks that all tasted like crap. I would have returned then, but I was headed home and wanted to beat the traffic, and from the employees attitude, I don’t think it would have helped….

I wonder what their response will be…
I know 8 Minutes out of my life, what’s the big deal… Probably would be upset over the time, it’s the 8 minutes for Yucky Drinks that gets me…